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transPortation//state oF the seCtor The ICC’s extensive environmental program was incentivized to protect wetlands and forests. approval. The MSHA recognized that ATCs would allow t he candidates to incorporate innovation and flexibility into the proposal and provide the best value to the owner. The designbuilders were also given an opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with the owner to explain the benefits of their ATCs. A post-proposal interview and presentation meeting allowed each firm to highlight key elements of its proposal and introduce key managers and personnel. suPerCharged sourCe seleCtion The lump-sum contracts MSHA awarded were written with input from transportation industry experts in design-build. Joint workshops between the ICC team and industry professionals prior to procurement produced a risk-allocation chart. While the MSHA managed risks, including the relocation of four major natural gas transmission lines on Contract A to mitigate potential delays, it also worked closely with the utility companies affected by the project to win a relocation matrix and responsibility agreement that allowed the design-build teams to relocate the lines. 12 spring//2013 MSHA’s approach encompassed an appropriate risk-allocation strategy as well as incentives to encourage high performance. The risk-allocation chart identified environmental and community concerns as extremely important and each contract included comprehensive avoidance, minimization and mitigation incentives to assist in reducing the ICC’s footprint on forests, wetlands, wetland buffers and streams. Measures such as bridges, deck-over structures and bike paths were also employed to reduce the road’s impact on local communities and connectivity. Incentives were distributed quarterly, with a final incentive paid at takeaWays: The flawless execution of multiple contracts helped the massive Intercounty Connector project escape further criticism from detractors in the community, while a cutting-edge, $370 million environmental program helped the Maryland State Highway Administration minimize the roadway’s impact on wetlands and wildlife. the quarterly publication of the design-build institute of america

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